Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala arrives on Coruscant after escaping from Darth Maul on Tatooine. After that Padme discuss the future of Coruscant with Senator Palpatine (Secretly known as Darth Sidious). Serving as the capital of the galaxy since the ancient days of the Old Republic, Coruscant was at the center of many historic events, such as the Jedi Order’s conflict with the Sith. Although the planet fell under Sith occupation for a time, Republic forces ultimately liberated Coruscant with the aid of the Jedi Knights. Their victory was so decisive to the point where the Sith were all but extinct, replacing an age of darkness and strife with the democratic rule of the modern Galactic Republic. Retaining its status as galactic capital, it was on Coruscant where the Galactic Senate governed the galaxy for centuries, establishing an era of peace that lasted for almost a millennium under the protection of the Jedi peacekeepers.